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Re: svn doesn't report modified file when timestamp has not changed

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2006-07-15 19:25:36 CEST

"Justin Erenkrantz" <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:

> On 7/15/06, Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> wrote:
>> I'm not against using both ctime in addition to mtime, but it's low
>> priority as far as I am concerned. Much more useful would be to start
>> using working file size in addition to mtime.
>
> Recode doesn't necessarily change the file size either. But, I
> couldn't care less about the fact that recode wants to redefine the
> meaning of mtime: don't use such hacky tools in the first place... --
> justin

The file size is not intended to help recode, it's to make things
faster for people using sensible tools -- if we know the file size has
changed we can avoid an expensive byte-for-byte translation and
comparison.

-- 
Philip Martin
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